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MLA: Website Examples

Learn how to create a paper and source citations in MLA style.

Basic Website

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Eaves, Morris, et al., editors.
  2. Title of source.      The William Blake Archive.
  3. Title of container,    
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,  Library of Congress,
  8. Publication date,     2016,
  9. Location.     www.blakearchive.org/blake/.
  10. Access date.     Accessed 1 Mar. 2018.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Eaves et al.)
 
Works Cited:

Eaves, Morris, et al., editors. The William Blake Archive. Library of Congress, 2016, www.blakearchive.org/blake/. Accessed 1 Mar. 2018.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Document from a Website

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Quade, Alex.
  2. Title of source.      "Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines."
  3. Title of container,     CNN.com,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     19 Mar. 2007,
  9. Location.     www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/03/15/search.rescue/index.html?iref=newssearch.
  10. Access date.      Accessed 23 Jan. 2018.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Quade)
 
Works Cited:

Quade, Alex. "Elite Team Rescues Troops behind Enemy Lines." CNN.com, 19 Mar. 2007, www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/meast/03/15/search.rescue/index.html?iref=newssearch. Accessed 23 Jan. 2018.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Webpage with No Date

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    Lundman, Susan.
  2. Title of source.      "How to Make Vegetarian Chili."
  3. Title of container,     Leaf,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     
  9. Location.     www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-make-vegetarian-chili/.
  10. Access date.      Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
(Lundman)
 
Works Cited:

Lundman, Susan. "How to Make Vegetarian Chili." Leaf, www.leaf.tv/articles/how-to-make-vegetarian-chili/. Accessed 17 Feb. 2018.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

Webpage with No Author

Check out the "Works Cited Citations" section for more information on how to find and format individual elements of the citation. If an element is not present (e.g. other contributors), leave it out.

Citation Recipe:

  1. Author.    
  2. Title of source.      "Textbook Affordability Student Toolkit."
  3. Title of container,     Open Oregon Educational Resources,
  4. Other contributors,    
  5. Version,
  6. Number,    
  7. Publishers,    
  8. Publication date,     9 Sep. 2016,
  9. Location.     openoregon.org/textbook-affordability-student-toolkit/.
  10. Access date.      Accessed 12 Feb. 2018.

Example:

In-Text Citation:
("Textbook Affordability Student Toolkit")
 
Works Cited:

"Textbook Affordability Student Toolkit." Open Oregon Educational Resources, 9 Sep. 2016, openoregon.org/textbook-affordability-student-toolkit/. Accessed 12 Feb. 2018.

Tips:

  • MLA recommends the inclusion of URLs unless your instructor specifies that they shouldn't be included (p. 48).

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